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16 oct. 2019 | 14h53 UTC

Philippines: 6.4-magnitude earthquake reported on Mindanao October 16

Philippines Alerte de sécurité

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the island of Mindanao October 16; no tsunami warnings issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 16/10/2019, 12h00 until 17/10/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Mindanao Island

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Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on the island of Mindanao on Wednesday, October 16, at approximately 19:37 (local time). The earthquake struck 69 km (43 mi) northwest of General Santos at a depth of 14 km (9 mi).

There were no immediate reports of injuries and no tsunami warning was issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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